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Sea view and privacy

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 6

Villa Amore

Offering stunning Mediterranean Sea views along the entire length of the Amalfi Coast.

Villa Amore is a magnificent private residence situated in one of the quietest parts of the beautiful cliff-side town of Praiano.

Accessed along one of the UNESCO-listed town’s enchanting stepped-stone laneways, the 130sq/m property is nestled amongst lush terraced gardens, tiered over four levels, in the characteristic style of the Amalfi Coast.

The Villa is well appointed, air-conditioned and tastefully decorated with quality fixtures and furnishings, ensuring maximum comfort for guests in the authentic setting of a Mediterranean home.

There is a fully equipped kitchen and open-plan sea view living area that opens onto one of two magnificent sea view terraces. Complete with outdoor setting, sun chairs, BBQ & shade umbrellas the terrace provides the perfect setting for entertaining, family gatherings, sunbathing &/or relaxing in your own private paradise.

The diversity of accommodations makes this the ideal property for couples, groups of singles, family groups &/or that special occasion holiday when family and friends are coming to share the celebrations.

The two spacious double bedrooms, each with ensuite, open onto the lower sea view terrace. There’s an additional studio bedroom which can be provided on request.

The Villa is a short distance from Praiano town centre, with easy access to all amenities: grocery stores, butchery, post office, ATMs, First Aid station, hotels, restaurants and bars, historic churches, services and specialty shops with some of the most exquisite ceramics for which the Amalfi Coast is renown.

It’s a 15-minute walk to the Praia (the local beach) along a beautiful walkway carved into the rocky cliffs and when you get there you’ll find a lovely selection of cafes, restaurants, bars, galleries, swimming places and water activities.

There is a bus stop within easy walking distance from the property servicing all local bus services to the local town and beaches and the coastal SITA bus service connecting to Positano (7km), Amalfi (9km), Ravello (13km), Sorrento (18km), Salerno and beyond. In the high season ferries and launches connect from the Praia to Positano, Capri, Salerno, Sorrento & Naples by sea.

Villa Amore has a private parking space available a short distance from the property. But we do recommend that you consider public forms of transport during the high season as parking can be difficult & costly along the Coast.

The closest airport is Naples. The nearest major train stations are Naples (connecting to the local Circumvesuviana Line into Sorrento) and Salerno. From there it is possible to take public transport services or we can arrange private transfers.

Keywords: Villa, Vacation, Accommodation Holiday Letting, Amalfi Coast

More Details

Antonio Maresca
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
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Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

About Antonio Maresca

Years ago I bought this property because is in the residential area of Praiano and

far enough from the crowd where I can enjoy my privacy. I restored and

reconstructed the Villa which had been abandoned for generations

making it the most beautiful and enjoyable place to stay with lots of outdoor space overlooking the sea .

Antonio Maresca purchased this villa in 1995

Why Antonio Maresca chose Campania

Praiano is a quaint hillside town with the most beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea.

What makes this villa unique

The privacy with lots of open space and breathtaking views of the sea and mountains.

A perfect place where one can relax, write, paint, listen to music or just read a book.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Apr 2012
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Praiano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Hand made Vietri sul Mare ceramic tiles
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , hand made ceramic tiles and hand made cotto tile
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Sink and a toilet only !
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , XL bedroom looking the sea with floor to ceiling windows
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , large bedroom looking the sea with floor to ceiling windows
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , studio bedroom looking with a large sea view window
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Sea view and privacy
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
in a rural area 150km north of Toronto

An immaculate beautiful home with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

Four of us (two couples) stayed for 5 nights. I had a recommendation from a friend who had stayed with Antonio last year and the villa was even better than expected. Immaculate, very tastefully decorated, modern with Miele appliances, everything high end - a beautiful home (villa) with all the personal touches. Several patio areas on different levels for lounging in the sun or reading in the shade with its own garden area - we ate some of Antonio's grapes and plums. The views are spectacular! Everything you dreamed of from your cliffside Mediterranian villa.

Do not expect to drive up to this villa. Antonio meets you at a prearranged spot on the coastal road and you then follow him and his scooter up to a small minimarket where you park briefly. From there Antonio helps you and your luggage up another level and then down 65 steps to his villa. The Amalfi coast is not a great place for cars. But it all works and Antonio is very helpful and very organized. There is a book in the villa with all the local details which he takes time to explain - restaurants, tours, the minimarket, buses and fares. etc. He also takes time to ask what your planned activities are while in Praiano and provides excellent advice one would give to a friend. If you go, listen to what he says. Once the info session is complete, you follow him back down to the minimarket and then the coastal road where he will park your car and you will take the 235 steps up to the villa. Don't let the step thing deter you - we are all 70'ish and mastered the labrynith of steps and walkways.

There are two hidden gems in renting this villa. The first is Antonio - we wish we had more time to spend with him personally. The second is Praiano. Its a smaller place in between Positano and Almalfi - less touristy and you get a better chance to fit into a neighbouhood and experience life as the locals do. All the local attractions are available to you by bus or boat but if by bus go early as they fill up with tourists going to Almalfi and Ravello.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa, Romantic Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the last week of our 3 week Italian honeymoon and *LOVED IT.* The owner, Antonio, could not have been kinder or more helpful with his advice and reocommendations for enjoying our stay--great restaurant and touring suggestions. The villa for us, was a vacation unto itself. We felt we didn't even need to leave to feel like we were in paradise! We just loved lounging out on the patios and gazing into the sea or picking fresh and sumptuous figs from the beautiful tree on the property. The online pictures are totally accurate and do not even do the place justice--it is beautiful and very clean and spacious. STUNNING views from all of the rooms (there's actually three bedrooms total). There's a small but extremely well stocked grocery store within walking distance and the kitchen, dining area, or outdoor patios are an amazing space to prepare and enjoy a meal. The house is *totally* stocked with pans, utensils, tableware, everything you need. During the first two weeks of our trip we visited Rome & Venice and couldn't wait to get to our private villa in Praiano and it was truly one of the high points of our trip. Antonio also recommended a great hotel for our stay in Rome and we loved that too (Hotel Giulio Cesare). THANK YOU Antonio for making our last week in Italy one of the finest ;o)

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy that my villa was per one week yours love nest. All my best wishes for a happy life. Antonio
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
La Moressa Bar/Bistrot
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A3 Castellammare di Stabia
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Moressa - Donna Clelia - Tramonto D'Oro
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: not necessary

day trip in Capri will be the best !


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Damage deposit of 500,00 Euro on arrival .
The property can host max 6 people , the prices listed are per 4 people , if you are more then 4 guests please contact me to agree the cost per each extra person .

40 % of the amount at the reservation and balance of 60% on arrival .
5% discount on the balance per two (2) weeks stay .
5% discount on the balance if it will be in cash .
Damage deposit of 500,00 Euro on arrival .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.